March 15, 2023

Shaheen, Durbin Introduce Legislation to Allow Romania to Join the U.S. Visa Waiver Program

**Last month, Shaheen and Durbin traveled to Romania in her capacity as Chair of the SFRC Subcommittee that oversees U.S. policy toward Europe. She’s visited the Black Sea Region numerous times over the last few years.** (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Co-Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, today introduced legislation granting … Continue Reading

March 15, 2023

Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Begin Eliminating Home Care Services Waiting List

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and a group of Senators in introducing the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Access Act, which would over time, eliminate the lengthy waiting lists for home care services. Although many seniors and people with disabilities have reported a preference for receiving care at home, due to long wait lists they are sometime… Continue Reading

March 15, 2023

Shaheen, Tillis Issue Joint Statement Following Meeting with Turkish Officials & U.S. Ambassador to Türkiye

As co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, which they re-established together in 2018, Shaheen & Tillis lead bipartisan efforts in the Senate in support of the transatlantic Alliance and as Finland and Sweden  seek accession into NATO.  (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, issued the following joint statement after meeting with representatives from the Turkish gover… Continue Reading

March 15, 2023

Shaheen, Romney Renew Bipartisan Push to Establish U.S. Strategy Toward Black Sea Region

**As Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Shaheen has long pushed for the prioritization of the region amid Putin’s war in Ukraine** **Legislation comes on the heels of a Russian jet fighter forcing down a U.S. drone over the Black Sea** (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, reintroduced her bipartisan leg… Continue Reading

March 14, 2023

Shaheen Urges FAA to Address Air Traffic Controller Staffing Shortages Amid Recent Runway Incursion Incidents

(Washington, DC) – Ahead of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s March 15 Safety Summit, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen raising the issue of air traffic controller workforce shortages as airports nationwide have faced multiple recent runway incursion incidents. In her letter, Senator Shaheen urges the FAA to make strengthening the ranks of certified professional controllers (CPCs) a focus of any comprehensive plan to bo… Continue Reading

March 14, 2023

Shaheen, Collins Issue Joint Statement on Novo Nordisk’s Decision to Reduce Insulin Prices

Shaheen and Collins lead the bipartisan INSULIN Act, which would comprehensively cut costs of the lifesaving drug. (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, issued the following statement in response to drug maker Novo Nordisk’s announcement that it will cut the list prices for its commonly prescribed insulin medication by 75 percent. Shaheen and Collins have long led action in the U.S. Senate to reduce … Continue Reading

March 14, 2023

Shaheen Joins Legislation to Strengthen Health Care Workforce in Rural and Medically Underserved Areas

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined bipartisan legislation last week that would help build a health care workforce in rural and medically underserved areas. The Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Reauthorization Act would allow international doctors to stay and practice in the United States following the completion of their residency, under the condition that they do so in areas experiencing a shortage of medical professionals. The bipartisan legislation is led by U.S… Continue Reading

March 14, 2023

Shaheen Helps Introduce the Bipartisan Local Radio Freedom Act

(Washington, DC) – Last week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped introduce a bipartisan resolution, which states that Congress should not impose new taxes or fees on locally owned radio stations.  The Local Radio Freedom Act underscores the critical importance of locally owned radio stations to families, small businesses and our communities, and it declares that Congress should not impose any new performance fee, tax, royalty or other charges for locally owned radio statio… Continue Reading

March 14, 2023

Shaheen Lauds Biden Administration on Proposed EPA National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for PFAS Chemicals

**Shaheen leads action in the U.S. Senate that invests in PFAS research, prevention and remediation.** **Senator Shaheen has worked for years to secure federal drinking water standards for PFOA and PFOS.** **Shaheen was a lead negotiator of the water provisions in the bipartisan infrastructure law and helped steer record-level funding to address PFAS contamination. ** (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement lauding the Environmental… Continue Reading

March 14, 2023

Shaheen Joins Legislation to Connect Retired Government Laboratory Animals with Loving Homes

Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) co-sponsored bipartisan legislation last week which would ensure every federal agency that uses animals for research has policies in place to facilitate the relocation of retired, healthy lab animals to private homes, animal rescue shelters, or reputable sanctuaries. The Animal Freedom from Testing, Experimentation, and Research (AFTER) Act would mirror successful policies already in place at the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Vete… Continue Reading

March 13, 2023

Ahead of Equal Pay Day, Senators Shaheen & Hassan Re-introduce Paycheck Fairness Act

In recognition of Equal Pay Day, Shaheen urges Senate consideration of the Paycheck Fairness Act so Congress can finally take action on closing the gender wage gap.  (WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) recently joined Senate Democrats in reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act, important legislation that would help eliminate the gender wage gap and guarantee that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable. The bil… Continue Reading

March 10, 2023

Shaheen Highlights NBRC Investments at Conway Mountain Top Music Center

Shaheen visiting Mountain Top Music Center in Conway.**Earlier in the day, Shaheen toured Mac Hill Maple in Tamworth and heard from maple producers about issues facing the industry.** Shaheen at Mac Hill Maple Farm in Tamworth. (Manchester, NH) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, visited the Mountain Top Music Center to highlight federal funding delivered last year to the organization through the Northern Border Regional … Continue Reading

March 10, 2023

Shaheen Helps Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Farmers Affected by PFAS

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped reintroduce bipartisan legislation led by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), the Relief for Farmers Hit with PFAS Act, to provide vital assistance to farmers affected by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure.   PFAS are man-made “forever” chemicals that are used in industry and consumer products and can lead to serious health effects. PFAS contamination has prevented some farms fr… Continue Reading

March 09, 2023

ICYMI: Shaheen, Hassan Help Reintroduce Legislation to Guarantee Women’s Reproductive Rights

(Washington, DC) – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators to reintroduce the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). The legislation would guarantee a pregnant woman’s right to access an abortion—and the right of an abortion provider to deliver these abortion services—free from medically unnecessary restrictions that interfere with a patient’s individual choice or the provider-patient relationship. … Continue Reading

March 09, 2023

Senators Shaheen, Menendez, Risch, Hagerty Applaud SFRC Approval of Americans Wrongfully or Unlawfully Detained Abroad Act of 2023

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, issued the following statement on committee-passage of her bipartisan bill, the Supporting Americans Wrongfully or Unlawfully Detained Abroad Act of 2023. The bipartisan legislation to bolster support for families advocating for the release of their loved ones wrongfully or unlawfully detained abroad advanced through the Senate Foreign Relat… Continue Reading

March 08, 2023

Shaheen, Menendez, Risch, Durbin & Ricketts Release Joint Statement on Georgian Parliament’s “Foreign Influence” Legislation

Shaheen and Durbin recently returned from a congressional delegation visit to Georgia in February. (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, released a joint statement with U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Jim Risch (R-ID), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE), Ranking Me… Continue Reading

March 08, 2023

On International Women’s Day & After Unrelenting Advocacy by Shaheen, SFRC Clears Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues

Shaheen has repeatedly fought for the Committee to advance the pivotal Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues role, which Republicans have blocked for months. Earlier today, Shaheen led the introduction of the International Women’s Day 2023 resolution. (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee advanced the nomination of Dr.… Continue Reading

March 08, 2023

Shaheen, Capito Reintroduce Bipartisan Access to Prescription Digital Therapeutics Act

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and U.S. Representatives Kevin Hern (OK-01) and Mike Thompson (CA-04) reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to increase access to Prescription Digital Therapeutics (PDTs). The Access to Prescription Digital Therapeutics Act of 2023 would expand Medicare coverage to include PDTs, which are software-based disease treatments designed to directly treat disease. PDTs are designed and tested much lik… Continue Reading

March 08, 2023

Shaheen, Collins Lead Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing International Women’s Day 2023

**Shaheen and Collins have led the International Women’s Day resolution in the U.S. Senate since 2011** (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and author of the Women, Peace and Security law, and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) led a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce a resolution to recognize March 8, 2023 as International Women’s Day. The resolution celebrates the achievements of women a… Continue Reading

March 07, 2023

Shaheen, Durbin Meet with U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, David Pressman

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) -- Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation – and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David Pressman to discuss Sweden and Finland’s entry into NATO and Hungary’s democratic backsliding under the government of Victor Orban. During the meeting, Durbin and Shaheen expressed their hope that Hungary would soon ratify the new NATO aspir… Continue Reading

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